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Monday, May 1, 2017, 6-9pm
MONTE RIO SUPPER CLUB
Monte Rio Supper Club
Monte Rio Community Center, 20488 Highway 116, Monte Rio

Visit Friends of Monte Rio for more details!

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 8:30-9:45am
LET'S TALK TOURISM: SPECIAL INTEREST MEETS WITH RESIDENTS
Jenner Inn, 10400 Coast Hwy 1, Jenner

First of a series of conversations discussing Sonoma County's tourism industry. Sonoma County Tourism offers coffee, pastries, and a chance to discuss local tourism issues and the road ahead for our industry.

The agenda includes information about Sonoma County Tourism from Ken Fischang, president and CEO, and Nicole Bradin, director of community engagement and operations, plus an interactive group exercise focusing on your local destination.

This conversation is aimed primarily at residents and tourism businesses along the coast and Russian River areas, but all interested parties are welcome to join in this discussion.

MRC Note: Residents of the lower Russian River (who aren't of the anti-EPA Trumpian Persuasion) who have environmental and public safety concerns about VRBOs should attend.



Click HERE to register.
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PRESERVE THE RUSSIAN RIVER CORRIDOR IN DISTRICT 5!
welcome to monte rio

The Board of Supervisors is still encouraging vacation rentals with inflated day & night occupancy allowances to block emergency vehicle access on dodgy narrow roads in Monte Rio and to overload septics.

If a resident wants to apply for a vacation rental exclusion zone for their road based on topography and/or public safety, the application fee is $8,400.

Occupancy for vacation rentals is being based on number of bedrooms, not capacity of the septic system/cesspool. Permit applicants are allowed to hire their own contractor to verify unit compatibility. The nearest example to my home: A two-bedroom home is permitted for 6 overnight guests and an additional 6 daytime guests (who shower after swimming in the river and soaking in the ubiquitous hot tub). That's 12 people using a 750gal. septic. The PRMD's own Well & Septic Department advises no more than 2 occupants for a 750gal. septic. Daily load on a tank this size should be no more than 300 gal.

Support sensible changes to the Vacation Rental Ordinance and PRMD enforcement!
(These concerns (and more), were brought to Efren Carrillo's attention prior to the Board of Supervisor's April 2016 vote on changes to the Vacation Rental Ordinance. Our concerns were not addressed.)

Order your 'Welcome to Monte Rio' apparel at the link to the right.
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The Next Generation of:
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
SEND IN THE CLOWNS!


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TOXIC BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ALERTS
FOR MONTE RIO & PATERSON POINT:

toxic algae russian river

Click here for weekly reports.

Monte Rio is a town with approximately 1,058 residents and is 1.90 square miles in size.

It is considered to be lower middle class. In other words, a disproportionately large percentage of its households earn between $25,000 and $50,000 per year.




 
 
WELCOME TO
MONTE RIO
VACATION RENTAL CLUSTERF*CK
WE'RE ALL MAD.

Click on t-shirt, below, for enlargement..
monte rio t-shirt

ORDER T-SHIRTS, TANK TOPS & HOODIES HERE!

Show your support for a Sonoma County PRMD policy change to base vacation rental day & night occupancy allowances on SEPTIC DAILY LOAD CAPACITY, NOT number of bedrooms.

100% of profits will go to the Russian Riverkeeper to support their continued efforts of protecting the Russian River Watershed!

 
5th District Supervisor
Lynda Hopkins
Lynda Hopkins

Click on photo to visit her website
 
Monte Rio Central is the Free Online Community Directory and Resource Finder!
(Best physical bulletin boards are in the window of Bartlett's Market on Main St @ Moscow Rd. and at the Monte Rio Post Office)
Submissions can be made via the contact link in the menu.



DUTCH BILL CREEK



William "Dutch Bill" Howard (born 1823) was a Danish seaman who jumped ship at San Francisco Bay in 1849 and started a new life as a homesteader near the source of this creek.

In the 1870s, the North Pacific Coast Railroad was built through the valley. In return for donating right-of-way to the railroad, Howard received a lifetime railway pass and got a station named after him.

Join the Dutch Bill Creek Watershed listserve group.

 
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Pacific Wren